Choosing the right college isn’t just about getting an education. It’s about finding a place that provides the support for a successful career and a lifetime of service to others.
Southeastern University gives students the foundation they need to succeed in life, not just at work. SEU has more than 80 degree programs to choose from as well as a thriving community that inspires deep, personal, and meaningful relationships.
SEU’s campus is growing! The University recently opened its 125,000-square-foot living-and-learning facility, which includes new residence halls, a visual and performing arts space, a Bloomberg financial lab, and a food court. Construction is also underway for a brand new welcome center.
Get to know Southeastern University
- Campus Ministries
- Choral groups
- Concert band
- International Student Organization
- Jazz band
- Music ensembles
- Musical theatre
- Pep band
- Radio station
- Student government
- Student newspaper
- Symphony orchestra
- Television station
- First-Year Seminars and Experiences
- Common Intellectual Experiences
- Learning Communities
- Writing-Intensive Courses
- Collaborative Assignments and Projects
- Undergraduate Research
- Diversity/Global Learning
- Service-Learning, Community-Based Learning
- Capstone Courses and Projects/Senior Experience
“There’s a wide variety of people here, all in different places in their spiritual walk. So there are people that can help you grow… and people that you can help as they grow. There are people that you can help to lead… and people that you can learn from.” – Daniel Ramos, Legal Studies, ’21 + SEU School of Honors
The spiritual development of each student is the very core of SEU’s mission. Through chapel services, mission trips, community outreach, faith integration in the classroom, and so much more, faith is fostered, nurtured, and strengthened on a daily basis.
The student-led music ministry of Southeastern University, SEU Worship, writes, performs, and professionally produces original worship songs every year. As of summer 2018, SEU Worship reached more than 13 million streams on Spotify.
- 30+ study abroad program options
- Diverse elective courses
- Multiple internship opportunities
ENROLLMENT BY ETHNICITY
Non-U.S. Citizen: 1%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic: 12%
White, non-Hispanic: 56%
Native/Indigenous American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic: 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic: 2%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic: 0%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic: 4%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown: 2%
One of the greatest parts of the SEU experience is the close, one-on-one mentoring that faculty love to give. From faculty to staff to coaches, SEU has no shortage of people who are ready to guide students in their academic and spiritual walk alike.
Ask any SEU student or alum to say who made the biggest impact on their lives throughout their college-aged years, and the majority will say the same thing—SEU faculty. That’s because these professors see students not as tanks to fill with knowledge, but as individual souls to be nurtured and guided.
As authentic Christians who lead by example, SEU faculty members voluntarily use their own time to provide students with support and true caring. While they are highly accomplished in their fields and bring practical experience to the classroom, they are also effective teachers who make learning engaging and meaningful.
“Our classes are led by faculty who challenge our students academically and spiritually.” – Dr. Bill Hackett, Provost
OUTSTANDING PROGRAMS AND FACILITIES
SEU provides students excellent strategies and opportunities to grow as future professionals, to maneuver through challenges in the pursuit of their callings, and to become proud, successful alumni.
SEU never stops finding ways to offer new and relevant academic experiences.
- Anatomage Table
- Bloomberg Financial Market lab
- Nursing simulation lab
- Wolfram Mathematica computing system
- Double Major in Social Work & Criminal Justice
- Tourism & Hospitality Management
- Political Science
- Kinesiology: Pre-Occupational Therapy or Physical Education
SEU School of Honors
- Additional scholarship funds
- Early course registration
- Graduation designation
Arts & Media Facilities
- Art gallery & Art studio
- Digital editing rooms
- Music rehearsal halls & computers
- Piano lab
- On-campus radio station
- Recording & television studios
SPECIAL STUDY OPTIONS
Programs available at this institution.
Teacher certification program
A CALLING, A COMMUNITY
Southeastern University is a sun-soaked community of faith, friends, and new discoveries. Those who dive in are inspired to find their life’s calling and become the person God created them to be.
“SEU has given me an entire community of Christian friends and professors who call out the best in me and encourage my spiritual walk.” – Kurk Pyros, ’18
One of the many things students love about SEU is its Central Florida location in the city of Lakeland. It’s a prime place to study and love life, surrounding the community with palm trees and abundant sunshine—even when the rest of the country still has winter weather! Lakeland has just the right balance of hometown connectivity and city-based excitement.
SEU is also centrally located near some of the nation’s best beaches as well as such theme parks as Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, and Busch Gardens.
In the spring of 2018, SEU Fire Baseball made school history by becoming the first SEU team to secure a national title—they won the NAIA World Series! And after the series, 3 players were chosen in the 2018 MLB Draft.
The Fire compete in the NAIA in 16 sports, 14 of which belong to the Sun Conference. Football and wrestling compete in the Mid-South Conference. SEU has won multiple conference championships in the past few years. In fact, in the 2017-18 season, the Fire women’s basketball team was ranked No. 1 nationwide.
2017-18 Fire Athletics Highlights
- 5 conference championships
- 8 Champion of Character award winners
- 16 NAIA All-Americans
- 63 All-Conference Student Athletes
- 10 National Rankings in the Top 25
- 65 Academic All-Conference Selections
- Ranked in the Top 20 athletic programs in the NAIA (2017-2018 Director’s Cup)
Percent of students living on campus.
First-time, first-year (freshman) students: 43%
Campus housing options.
ACCELERATION TO SUCCESS
SEU offers 4+1 Degree Programs, which enables students to earn both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in just a total of five years. These accelerated programs for Business, Education, and Social Work allow driven students not only to save money, but also time as they take off into their dream professions.
Beyond these three fields, SEU equips students in every field with the tools and paths they need for a bright future. For instance, students can enjoy guaranteed acceptance to medical school in the University’s cooperation with Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine.
“If you could look at the DNA of my heart and soul, you’d see influencers from SEU all over it. I am who I am because of SEU.” – Kendall Altmyer, ‘13 & ’15
Character/personal qualities | Religious affiliation/commitment
Academic GPA | Standardized test scores | Application Essay
Recommendation(s) | Level of applicant’s interest
Rigor of secondary school record | Class rank | Interview
Extracurricular activities | Talent/ability | First generation
Alumni/ae relation | Volunteer work | Work experience
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th Percentile: 490 | 75th Percentile: 600
25th Percentile: 470 | 75th Percentile: 570
25th Percentile: 19 | 75th Percentile: 24
25th Percentile: 17 | 75th Percentile: 24
25th Percentile: 18 | 75th Percentile: 25
Tuition & Cost
College is a significant investment, but SEU provides numerous financial aid options to make higher education accessible to all students. The average SEU award is $15,500, and more than 98% of students receive financial aid. In fact, SEU awarded more than $27 million in scholarships in 2017-2018 alone.